the macallan 1926 valerio adami


The Macallan, the benchmark of malt whiskies across the world, is arguably the most sought after and collectible of Scotch whiskies. Their humble beginnings trace back to 1824 when Alexander Reid, a local barley farmer and school teacher, leased eight acres of Easter Elchies land to build a distillery in the famous whisky-producing region of Speyside.

Today, The Macallan is revered for their Scotch whisky heritage and recognised worldwide for their premium and uncompromising single malt expresssions which showcase some of the finest Scotch malt whisky available. The Macallan's popularity is reflected in their devoted fanbase around the world, with every release of The Macallan more and more sought after amongst whisky aficionados and collectors. The Macallan also hold the world-record for the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold with The Macallan Fine and Rare 1926 60 Year Old



The Macallan has released a number of limited edition and vintage collections over the years which regularly achieve high prices at auctions. The Masters of Photography, Archival Folio and Exceptional Single Cask series’ are but a few worthy of mention. In 2005, they embarked on a partnership with French crystal maker, Lalique, which propelled Macallan to unreachable heights through the masterful trilogy of minute production, remarkably mature scotch malt whisky and exquisitely crafted decanters. Examples from their collaboration include the 72 Year Old Genesis Decanter and The Six Pillars Collection.

The Macallan also release individual limited edition bottlings such as The Macallan Genesis, The Macallan 50 Year Old and The Macallan 52 Year Old alongside other valuable and collectible bottlings such as thos epart of the Gran Reserva, Anniversary Malts and highly regarded Fine and Rare collection. New releases form The Macallan in 2020, include The Macallan Folio 5, the fifth instalment of the Archival Series which commemorates historical Macallan print, pess and advertising campaigns.

Rare and collectible The Macallan whisky make regular appearances in our monthly whisky auctions, if we have an auction live you can see all of The Macallan bottles which feature here.


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